Sexual violence undermines the values of strong communities. Online comments that blame victims contribute to a broader climate in which sexual violence is tolerated and not taken seriously. Help end rape culture by taking action online:
- Believe and support survivors. For example, use the comments section to thank survivors and commend their bravery for sharing their stories.
- Respond to victim blaming, rape jokes, or other problematic comments on social media. Post a response like, “Sexual assault is never the survivor’s fault.” Refocus accountability on the individual(s) who committed sexual violence.
- Link to an educational resource about sexual violence prevention that you can find at nsvrc.org/publications.
- Promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month using the hashtag #SAAM. Sample tweet: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- #SAAM. Find out how you can use your voice to change the culture: www.nsvrc.org/saam © NSVRC 2017. All rights reserved.